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Dec 28, 2011 07:25 AM

What to do with a lot of Danish blue cheese?

I love blue cheese so my son bought me 1.5 lbs of it for Christmas. :) Does anyone have a recipe that uses a lot of blue cheese? To add to the problem, the other members of my hoiusehold (including the afore mentioned son) do not love blue cheese. Maybe there is something I can make and freeze?

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  1. gougeres with bleu instead of gruyere will freeze quite well. you can also make wee tarts with it along with some caramelized red onions and walnuts. those will also freeze nicely for party snacks.

    bleu pairs nicely with mushrooms, so you could make some phyllo triangles. those also freeze well, cooked or raw.

    there are also some web recipes floating around for pear tarts that use bleu cheese.

    as a last resort, you can portion the stuff up and freeze it as is.

    1. Maybe make a big batch of blue cheese dressing, and stuff some large pitted green olives?
      Blue cheeseburgers, too.

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      1. re: Veggo

        Yeah blue cheese dressing was my first thought, as I just recently perfected making it. It's mellower than the cheese on its own, and maybe your household members can deal with that better?

        1. re: linguafood

          Yup, I've formed blue cheeseburgers, and froze 'em (still raw), and they cooked up beautifully.

      2. I made some blue cheese and pistachio shortbreads that were a huge hit. The recipe is for gorgonzola, but Danish blue worked beautifully.

        1. "grown up" grilled cheese--blue cheese and sorrel, grilled with lots of butter, on a sturdiy artisan bread. serve with soup of your choice. you have to have guests who like blue cheese, though.

          1. One way I have been able to convert Blue Cheese haters is serve it with a little bit of honey... And I love the blue cheese honey rolls I get at the Japanese market. Here's a recipe that can be frozen...